The classic Hannukah doughnuts called Sufganiyot makes it easy to celebrate and enjoy at home with family!

  • Servings 2-4
  • 60
  • Easy



  • 1 tbsp. Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar, plus ½ tsp. Sugar (plus more for rolling)
  • 1 large Egg
  • ¼ tsp. ground Nutmeg
  • 4  cups Vegetable Oil (for frying)
  • ¼ cup Warm Water
  • 1 ¼ cups All-Purpose Flour (plus more for dusting)
  • 1 tbsp. Soft Butter
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup Jam, Strawberry, Raspberry and Apricot preferred 


  1. In a small bowl combine yeast, warm water, and ½ tsp. sugar. Wait ten minutes.
  2. Place flour in a large bowl with a well made in the center. In well add yeast mixture, 2 tbsp. sugar, eggs, nutmeg, butter, and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon until a dough forms then knead with your hands until completely mixed. Put dough on a well floured surface and knead until dough bounces back (about 8 minutes) add more flour if necessary. Place in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic. Let sit at room temperature for about 1 to 1 ½ hours, until dough has doubled in size.
  3. Roll out until about ¼ inch think and punch out rounds about 3 inches in diameter. Let rise, about 15 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in an appropriate pan until it registers at 370°F. Fry on each side until golden brown, about 40 seconds per side. Remove with a slotted spoon. After about 1 min. roll hot doughnut in a bowl with sugar.
  5. With the jelly either use a pastry bag or simply cut doughnut in half and smear jelly.

Pro tips for this Sufganiyot

Of course you need a good, fluffy dough, but let’s face it: a huge part of doughnuts is the decorating. You could use powdered sugar, but there are also all kinds of glazes, sprinkles and other toppings you could try!


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